Quick, easy and tasty these substantial pancakes can be varied by adding dried fruit, chopped apple or traditionally, blueberries .....
- Sieve together the flour, baking powder, vanilla and a pinch of salt.
- Mix the eggs into the milk then add this to the flour. Mix it in very carefully - the batter should be lumpy. Do not over mix. Melt the butter in the microwave and mix very lightly into the batter.
- Heat a little butter in a heavy frying pan - a skillet is best. The heat of the pan is pretty important - too hot and the pancakes will burn before the middles cooked, not hot enough and the pancakes will be tough. My pan was a little too hot and the pancakes were a little too well done round the edges. (They tasted fine though).
- Add about 2 tablespoons of the batter to the pan and leave the pancakes to cook until little bubbles appear on the top. Gently lift the edge of one of the pancakes and if it's a nice golden brown it's ready to be turned over.
- Continue to cook the pancakes and keep warm in the oven. Serve with maple syrup, lemon, honey - whatever you like best.
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These pancakes are nice made with sliced apples and cinnamon. Gently saute some slice apples in the skillet before pouring over half of the batter. Continue as above to make a large pancake. Serve with ice-cream